Kudos to our Chapter for executing a successful Roller Kingdom Teen Fundraising event! It was wonderful to see all of our families together. The event served four purposes: (1) to welcome back our families after the summer break, (2) to help the Teen Group raise money for the charity of their choice; (3) to introduce prospective families to Jack & Jill; and (4) to honor the late Carole Robertson. We had 12 prospective families attend the event, so Vice President Kim Savoy and her committee have their work cut out for them this year! Special thanks to Program Directors Doreen Rachal and Kimberly Minor; Teen Advisors Monique Brown, Kim Budd, Nora Lewis and Shelby Smither; and our Terrific Teens for their hard work in planning the event. On another note, we still have an unfilled Executive Board position. We are seeking a Foundation Chair, someone who has grant-writing experience or is willing to learn. Please let me know if you are interested. We would love to have you join our team!
Additionally, please take a moment to go to the J&J national website (jackandjillinc.org), go to the Member Central tab and log into MIS. The directories for mothers and children/teens are there. This is how National tracks addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and 1-4 conference attendance. In working with Treasurer Deloris Pettis and Financial Secretary Terri Cubia to prepare our per capita report for Nationals, I have noticed that much of the information for our chapter members is incorrect. However, you would know best about your own family's information. So, please review it and let VP Kim Savoy know if you have any corrections. Thanks!
Finally, planning has begun for the Regional Convention in Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas! I attended the webinar this week and the pricing is good compared to what I have paid on my previous trips to Atlantis. The Regional Team expects it to sell out. If you would like to vacation with some other folks, consider making it your family vacation next summer (July 22-26, 2015). We will forward all of the information to the chapter when Regional Director Joi Grady forwards it along. Registration opens October 13.
I hope to see you at our Northern Cluster on October 4. If not, see you on November 2 at the Mother's Meeting at the Dover Church.
Yours in Jack